Obsessed lately with the idea of taking existing film footage, images etc that are easily accessible and crafting new short stories from them. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a cool video today.  Fun, smart, creative and well executed. 

via wonderjunkieblog:

The story of life as we know it, told in 2 minutes and using only stock imagery.

Love this anecdote about how Fincher coaches actors from the Side Swipes series by Tribeca Film.  Makes you wonder who he is referring to specifically. 

via futureoffilm:

“Actors and directors have diametrically opposed views to the same piece of material.”

Side Swipes is a daily video series featuring Side by Side clips that didn’t make the final cutDavid Fincher (The Social NetworkFight Club) discusses the responsibility of the director to create a place for audiences to look from the inside out, never from the outside in.

People forget that factories don’t only make dog food, they make ferraris as well and they great things. So having a factory isn’t a bad thing in itself. I’m definitely aware that I’m the establishment now you know…so hopefully there are kids out there who are gonna tell me to fuck off in the way that I did when I came on the scene.

Damien Hirst talking spot paintings on Nowness

You’re gonna see a lot more of these over the next few weeks as more and more people get their hands on the new iPhone 4S and start testing the video out. Its pretty amazing how close these two are getting together. The 5D is considered one of the top consumer video cameras and I’ve shot numerous projects with it.

Lets get real. Its got a few more generations until it steals alot of the pro-sumer market, but they’re only gonna keep pushing the envelope and by the time we see the iPhone 5, they’ll probably pass the traditional consumer digital SLRs to become the go-to everyday consumer video/photo device. 

About 10 years ago I was the Associate Producer on John Mayer’s first music video, No Such Thing, directed by Sam Erickson. I was cleaning up some book shelves last night and came upon some old photos from the shoot.  This is a print I made from some of the behind-the-scenes stuff I shot. This was rehearsal (his shirt is different from the video) and you can see the crane-cam on the right swoopin in for a shot of John. 
The video earned him a nomination for Best New Artist at the MTV Awards in 2002. It was great to shoot in the Georgia Theatre in Athens where I had seen so many shows growing up and so many great bands had their start.  Good to see it’ll re-open in August after a fire closed it down a few years ago.

About 10 years ago I was the Associate Producer on John Mayer’s first music video, No Such Thing, directed by Sam Erickson. I was cleaning up some book shelves last night and came upon some old photos from the shoot.  This is a print I made from some of the behind-the-scenes stuff I shot. This was rehearsal (his shirt is different from the video) and you can see the crane-cam on the right swoopin in for a shot of John. 

The video earned him a nomination for Best New Artist at the MTV Awards in 2002. It was great to shoot in the Georgia Theatre in Athens where I had seen so many shows growing up and so many great bands had their start.  Good to see it’ll re-open in August after a fire closed it down a few years ago.

My friend Soraya put together a nice series of videos for her talk at the 99% Conference on E-Dentity. For the videos she talked to a bunch of people in various industries about the issue, including me, and I think the videos came out great. They were directed and produced by the talented Ms. Jessica Brillhart.

You can see all of the videos here

I may be a bit behind on this, but just seeing this series now. Not quite a video…more than a photo. Love the effect.
via fromme-toyou:

Caught in the fashion jungle 
Rosie Tupper for Katie Ermilio Fall 2011 look book

I may be a bit behind on this, but just seeing this series now. Not quite a video…more than a photo. Love the effect.

via fromme-toyou:

Caught in the fashion jungle 

Rosie Tupper for Katie Ermilio Fall 2011 look book

Its not very funny but you could see this working with animation today. Reminded me of the conversations I had with some good friends this past weekend who are working on an animated show with a great concept and getting ready to pitch their pilot.

via thedailywhat:

Fun Fact of the Day: In the late 1960s, Jim Henson and cartoonist Johnny Hart teamed up to produce a pilot for a television series based on Hart’s and Brant Parker now-classic comic strip The Wizard of Id.

According to the Henson Company blog, the response was positive, but by the time ABC made the decision to take the project forward, Henson had already moved on to work on a little children’s program called Sesame Street

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